South Africa

Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid

9:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014
Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas....
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GM, Toyota plan to resume production in South Africa

4:07 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
GM and Toyota plan to resume production on Tuesday in South Africa and the nation's largest union agreed to end a four-week strike in the metals sector after accepting a wage increase offer from employers....
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South African union said to reject wage deal to end strike, resume car output

9:49 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
South Africa's biggest union will probably reject the latest pay offer from employers to end a three-week strike that has idled light-vehicle output and other manufacturing because of a clause related to workplace bargaining, a union official said....
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Ford readies product push in fast-growing Africa, Middle East

12:34 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2014
Ford plans to introduce 25 new models by 2016 in Africa and the Middle East, where it projects the driving age population will grow 31 percent by 2023 to 1.7 billion people....
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Nissan latest automaker to suspend South Africa production amid strike

8:18 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014
Nissan joined carmakers including Toyota and Ford in halting production in South Africa as a strike by metalworkers cut auto-component supplies....
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South African metalworkers employers withdraw wage offer

7:07 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
South Africa's steel and engineering employers group withdrew a "final" wage offer made to the striking NUMSA union. The strike has affected production at Ford, Toyota and GM....
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Toyota, Ford halt output in South Africa as strike spreads

7:49 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Toyota and Ford are suspending production at South African plants as a two-week strike in the manufacturing industry disrupts the supply of components....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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GM says it can weather South Africa supplier strike for medium term

7:52 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Workers at components factories supplying General Motors' South African plant remained on strike today but the automaker said it had sufficient inventory for both domestic and export customers for the medium term....
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GM halts South Africa production after wage talks collapse

6:57 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
Wage talks to end an indefinite strike by more than 220,000 metalworkers in South Africa failed Thursday as the stoppage forced General Motors to halt output at its vehicle-assembly plant....
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Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

11:58 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Ford and IBM will again have to face a federal lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases....
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U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against Daimler

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. She declined, however, to immediately dismiss related claims against Ford...
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Auto industry remembers Mandela; 'an inspiration and example to us all'

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary and civil rights icon, died Thursday at age 95, and the auto industry joined the rest of the world in remembering him....
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Porsche seeks to rev up Africa sales

Nov. 7, 2013 17:19 CET
Porsche is looking for investors to set up showrooms across Africa where the ultra-wealthy class is burgeoning as economies flourish....
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Daimler will increase Mercedes output in South Africa despite labor unrest

Oct. 17, 2013 12:15 CET
Daimler will invest in South Africa to boost output of the Mercedes C class, despite recent auto industry strikes that cost carmakers an estimated $2 billion....
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30,000 South African auto workers to return to work after winning raises

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
About 30,000 South African auto industry employees began returning to work today after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa accepted a wage offer from companies to end a monthlong strike....
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South Africa union ends four-week strike in supplier sector

Oct. 7, 2013 14:12 CET
South African trade union NUMSA said it has reached a deal to end a strike in the supplier sector that has hampered car production already hit by previous industrial action at automakers including BMW, Ford and GM....
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BMW puts South Africa expansion plans on hold after labor strikes

Oct. 3, 2013 11:34 CET
BMW has put on hold expansion in South Africa following labor strikes that have disrupted the country's auto industry....
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